The highly successful exhibition of Scarfe original drawings and memorabilia at the Barbican Music Library has now closed. We will update the web site with new exhibitions during 2017 as soon as we have confirmation.
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Gerald Scarfe will be at the Barbican Library between 12.30 and 1.30 on Wednesday 14th September to sign copies of his books. The appearance will be at the venue of the ‘Scarfe & Music Exhibition. Please note – only cash or cheque payments for books can be accepted.
SCARFE AND MUSIC
Gerald Scarfe exhibits art work, posters and prints from his extensive work within the world of music – from Pink Floyd The Wall to drawings of pop stars, and designs for opera, ballet and the theatre. The exhibition will also include memorabilia never seen before.
Gerald said: “I’m mainly known for my political cartoons so I welcome this opportunity to show some of the many other things I do – ballet, opera, West End theatre, rock & roll, animation and so on – all of which include some element of music. I hope you enjoy it”.
A collaboration between Gerald Scarfe and the Barbican Music Library, the exhibition will run from 5th September to 31st October. Please contact the Barbican Library for more information on 020 7638 0672.
Gerald Scarfe has contributed six works as part of the 40th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition at the Oxmarket Centre of Arts in Chichester. The exhibition runs from 27th June – 120th July. For tickets and further information please contact Oxmarket direct.
Gerald Scarfe – Milk Snatcher, The Thatcher Drawings – THE EXHIBITION HAS NOW CLOSED
Dates: Wednesday 7 October – Sunday 24 January
Gerald Scarfe’s satirical depictions of Margaret Thatcher span a 22 year period and illustrate the turbulent career of one of the most significant and controversial political figures of recent times. These illustrations chart the Iron Lady’s time as a member of the shadow cabinet, her leadership of the Conservative Party, her tenure as Prime Minister, and, ultimately, her political decline. The cartoons are vivid reminders of the miners’ strike, the Falklands War and the close relations Margaret Thatcher struck up with the USA. The exhibition is touring from the Bowes Museum in County Durham.
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Gerald regularly updates his work on display at Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood, London. The prints are changed to reflect the latest news, and even original work is changed from time to time.
So drop in for a drink to this splendid bar and keep up to date with Gerald Scarfe’s work at the same time.
The first edition copy of The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall with additional annotations and drawings by Gerald Scarfe raised £3,000 in the Sotheby’s auction on 8th December, with all funds raised from the auction going towards House of Illustration.
GERALD SCARFE – THE MAKING OF PINK FLOYD THE WALL. AUCTION OF FIRST EDITION WITH NUMEROUS ANNOTATIONS AND ILLUSTRATIONS INSERTED AND ADDED BY SCARFE.
On Monday 8th December Gerald Scarfe is taking part in a fundraising auction, First Editions: Redrawn, in partnership with Sotheby’s is being held. All the funds raised from the auction – Sotheby’s has very generously waived all sale commission – will go to support House of Illustration. They moved into their new home this summer, and the artistic and educational potential of the new space is even more exciting than predicted, but they need funding to fulfil its potential.
For any fans of Pink Floyd The Wall this auction lot is a ‘must have’ item.
First Editions: Redrawn will be a unique auction of re-illustrated and annotated first editions from some of the world’s greatest living illustrators. Thirty-four acclaimed illustrators – and some authors – have returned to one of their classic books, adding extra illustrations, comments on existing drawings and personal insights about the motivation behind characters.
This has resulted in 38 unique lots – the definitive, never to be repeated, editions of 38 timeless classics.
The auction will be held at Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA on Monday 8 December at 7.30pm (doors open at 7.15pm).
For more information on the Scarfe lot and all other artists taking part, go to the House of Illustration web site: http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/news/latest-news/first-editions-redrawn-at-sothebys
Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood London, filled with Gerald Scarfes’ specially commissioned canvases, had its official opening event on Monday 7th April. The bar is great – and the work looks wonderful!
The recently opened hotel on High Holborn in London, The Rosewood London, has honoured Gerald Scarfe by naming their bar after him. (They asked that the apostrophe be left out!). And they asked Gerald to create a number of wonderful canvases which will permanently adorn the walls there. The 11 canvases depict many aspects of British life including politicians, celebrities and Royalty, and the exhibition of his work includes three larger canvases (shown in our picture) covering ‘Scarfe’s World’ where Gerald has re-created some of his well-known drawings from the past. So if you are in the area call in for a drink and a look at these beautiful paintings.